EDITOR’S NOTE: I still have so much material from my first visit to Panama. Yes, I plan another visit as soon as possible – Costa Rica first however, in just three weeks! I’ll be trickling out more from Panama over the next few months. Deforestation in Panama In January 2013 I spent several days hiking [...]
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An evening rain storm soaks the valleys on the west face of the Colombine Hondo Wilderness Study Area just a few miles northeast of Taos right after sunset. A slew of other shots of the Colombine Hondo can be found here. What else is there to say? ##
Just after dawn these early spring days, the air is perfectly still and the sound of Red-winged black birds fills the air. The snow and ice have melted and ponded and pooled and the calm morning air makes for some great water reflection photography. I shot this in Taos’ Fred Baca Park wetlands soon after [...]
Panama has more species of birds than the United States and Canada combined. I awoke on my first morning in Panama to the sound of all those birds of Panama. I up and stumbled out onto the balcony of my friend Maria Elena overlooking the Bridge of the Americas, grabbed a cup of the most [...]
Snow in New Mexico is vital for both people and the environment. Spring is soon on its way and overall, we are way low as far as the snow we need. Still, the last week saw several snow storms come through, dumping some much-needed moisture on our overly dry mountains. These are the times of crisp, [...]
Below, where we looked at the black volcanic sand that covered the Barriles Panama village so long ago, Edna was telling a story about a UFO in the mountains near the volcano… “…we saw one just out there…one afternoon…all the family was together and coming climbing back up to the house for the night [...]
The Quetzales Trail Panama connects the town of Boquete to the town of Cerro Punta along the edge of the Baru Volcano, the highest mountain in Panama at 11,398 feet. The trail cuts through the cloud forest along the Talamanca mountain range. The trail rises from a deep valley through gigantic ancient oaks, magnolias and [...]
Wildlife in Panama Plowing into the jungle near the Rio Obispo looking for birds, I immediatly saw a Crimson-bellied woodpecker, a sirystes and a type of trogon showing off a small butterfly he had taken. A green iguana crossed the path, far too fast for me to take a picture and I made a made [...]
On a chilly afternoon in early April 1799, a group of large horse drawn sledges appeared on the ice off the coast of Oulu in Finland. They had come all the way from Sweden and the horses were tired. Clouds of steam rose from the animal’s flanks. They blew and stomped on ice so clear [...]
When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. When is the second best time to plant a tree? Right now. So the saying goes and with the world’s population increasingly urbanized, conserving, protecting and propagating urban greenery and urban forests is vitally important. Hong Kong is one of the most densly populated [...]
North Crestone Colorado October on the North Crestone creek route in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness of Colorado. …the Sangre de Cristo mountains are fault-block mountains and are no less grand. Sharply uplifted blocks and high pointed pinnacles characterize the Sangre de Cristo mountains creating one of the most stunning Colorado landscapes. The third largest [...]
I’ll say straight up that I’m not totally happy with this little blue butterfly picture. There is too much movement, its a bit out of focus and yet it still narrows in on these little, tiny creatures that were never still. Pictures of butterflies can be spectacular – if you can catch them. I’ve gotten [...]
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